There’s no argument that a heat pump is an excellent system for heating and cooling your home. Your heat pump takes the hot summer air, converting it to cool air, and creates a comfortable indoor atmosphere for your home. As the seasons change and your home begins to feel chilly, your heat pump is able to convert the cold air into heat to warm your family.
Heat pumps are extremely energy-efficient and cost less to operate than traditional fuel utilizing heating systems. Heat pumps are dependable, and when maintained regularly by Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions, can provide a pleasant environment for your family, no matter the temperature outside your home.
But, what if you turn on your heat pump one chilly day, and you’re met with cold air blowing from your vents? There can be a few different reasons why your heat pump is blowing cold air. Not all of these reasons require costly repairs, however, you’ll want a professional opinion anytime your heat pump is not working properly. A short term fix can lead to more significant repairs or even replacement than you would initially require.
Reasons Your Heat Pump May Blow Cold Air
- Thermostat – One of the most common causes for many HVAC-related problems is a faulty thermostat. Over time-about 15 years on average-your thermostat wears out. Shorted-out wiring, dust build-up, and loose components can create problems for your thermostat, causing it to malfunction. If your thermostat is over 10 years old, it may be time to replace it.
- Reversing Valve – Your heat pump is designed to provide both heating and cooling to your home, depending on the setting. If you’ve set your thermostat to heat, and you know your thermostat is working properly, the issue could be with your Reversing Valve. Between usages-as from summer to winter, your valve can become stuck in position. This is easy to repair, however you will need the services of a professional. Count on Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions to repair your heat pump, no matter what the problem.
- Dirty Filter – A dirty filter can cause all kinds of problems with the operation of your heat pump. One of the most common problems stems from running your heat pump consistently while neglecting to install a clean filter. This can cause your heat pump to overheat, and result in electrical breakdown. For any problems with your heat pump’s internal workings, trust only a certified HVAC repair professional at Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions.
- Lack of Maintenance – Just as your filter needs to be replaced in order for your heat pump to function properly, a heat pump coils, piping, and fan can all become blocked if your unit isn’t properly maintained. Seasonal inspections and routine maintenance are key in keeping your heat pump performing at its best. Dirty coils, broken belts, debris in the lines all impede the operation and efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
Heat Pump Repair in Baltimore, MD
For regular maintenance on your heat pump, trust the certified professionals at Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions. With our no-hassle maintenance and tune-ups, you and your family can begin each season with confidence in your heating and cooling system. Should we discover any potential problems with your heat pump, we offer heat pump repair services.
So, if you find your heat pump is blowing cold air, even as the outside temperatures drop, it may be for many reasons. Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions is ready to help. We have 24-hour emergency service available to you 7 days a week. To get to the bottom of your problem, contact Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions, Baltimore’s hometown HVAC and plumbing experts.